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World Stroke Day

Oct 29, 2020

HARLINGEN, Texas — October 29 is World Stroke Day and doctors at Valley Baptist Medical Center remind the public that strokes are a very serious medical situation.

Doctors say people in the Rio Grande Valley are at an increased risk of a stroke due to high rates of obesity, hypertension and diabetes in our population.

Strokes are the fifth most common cause of death in the United States and the second most common cause of death in the world. Due to the pandemic more people than usual are experiencing strokes.

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